How to order fast food delivery when leaving the house is too much


Fast food delivery is peak guilty eats. What a time to be alive.

Fast food is already intended to be incredibly easy and, um, fast, to get your hands on. However, lots of fast food joints are geared toward people with cars (shouts to the drive-thru) or people already out and about. Which creates a dilemma if you a) are at home b) do not own a car c) got home before you realized you should have stopped at McDonald’s but it’s 2 a.m. and you don’t want to put shoes on again d) have already been to Popeye’s once today and don’t want to show your face again or e) are lazy. In any case, no judgment.

Technology is not an industry that lets even the smallest want go unaddressed and over the past couple years, your favorite fast food providers have partnered with apps to make sure you never miss an opportunity to dig some fries into a frosty.

Availability varies by specific region, but here’s, generally, what your options are.


The Postmates Big Three are Chipotle, Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A. But they can also hook you up with Auntie Anne’s pretzel without having to go the mall as well as Arby’s or Starbucks.

Postmates also delivers Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King but as you will see, so does DoorDash.

The on-demand food delivery app charges a fixed $3 or $4 fee for Postmates Plus Partners, and a 10% service fee based on the purchase price of your items. Deliveries from all other merchants are priced by distance.


Team DoorDash has a very strong roster: Dunkin’ Donuts, KFC, Qdoba, White Castle, Sonic and Baskin Robbins, among others. There’s even Subway, if you’re feeling somewhat healthy and 7-Eleven* if you’re feeling the exact opposite.

You can order Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s through DoorDash too.

DoorDash has gotten into a lot more trouble regarding fees on account of a shady history of marking up menu items, so proceed with caution.

*It’s crucial to know that 7-Eleven is not yet confident enough in their ability to maintain Slurpee quality over distance and as such, you cannot order Slurpee deliveries.

There are, of course, a number of other upstart apps that want to deliver your guiltiest pleasures too. Caviar is another. Whichever you choose, live the dream, fast food fans.